Thursday, June 15, 2006

Political Pandering on the environment

So now that climate change is in the mainstream, I've noticed a lot of politicians starting to pander to the Democrats, the Greens, the Independents and the Crunchy Cons.

Panderer # 1
Just yesterday Joe Lieberman started talking about his concern about global warming. Why now? He's worried that the Democrats are about to throw him overboard so he's pandering to them on the climate to prove he's one of them. Let's look at his long-term record and see where he has voted time and time again. Lieberman has always sided with corporate power and voted to diminish rules tjat would allow citizens or gorups stand up and defend themselves against powerful business interest.
Panderer # 2
George Bush declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument, making it the largest marine reserve on the planet. Pandering! Don't get me wrong, I'm glad for the marine reserve, but I'm sure we are going to find out there is lots more to the story and there's a motive has little to do with the environment.

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